Environmental Programs News- Summer 2019

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June 2019 -- Issue 40 •  City of Irvine Environmental Programs • 

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Earth Month Challenge

In honor of April being Earth Month, the kids at the Woodbury Community Center were encouraged to compete in a Recycling Challenge. After three weeks, the kids collected 30 pounds of plastic bottles and aluminum cans. The challenge emphasized the importance of recycling and that Every Day is Earth Day in Irvine.

recycling right

If a load of recycling contains non-recyclables, even by just a fraction that entire load risks not being recycled. This is according to new guidelines being enforced on recyclable materials created in the United States. Why does it matter? Quite simply, if you’re not recycling right you could be preventing tons and tons of materials from being turned into new products and instead ending up in landfills. Learn from Waste Management on how to Recycle Often Recycle Right and learn how to rethink generation of waste with tips on reducing impacts.

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Summer Edison Discount Plan

Earn up to $160 in credits on your energy bill with Summer Discount Plan. Flexible program options let you choose your level of comfort and savings. There is no cost to enroll or participate in the program.

Green Ribbon Environmental Committee

Next meeting will be on August 20 at Irvine Civic Center Council Chamber. Click here for more information.

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IRWD Outdoor Rebates

Approximately 60 percent of an average home's water consumption goes toward landscaping. Reduce your home's water use with Irvine Ranch Water District's water conservation rebates which include turf removal, drip irrigation, rotating spray nozzle, and rain barrel rebates.

Free Paper Shred Event

In partnership with the City of Irvine, Waste Management is hosting a free paper shredding event on Saturday, July 13 at the Lakeview Senior Center. Irvine residents can safely and securely dispose of up to five banker-size file boxes (dimensions 24 inches x 12 inches) at a mobile shredding unit on-site. Event is first come, first served and will end when truck capacity is reached.

Saturday, July 13
9 - 11 a.m.

Lakeview Senior Center
20 Lake Road, Irvine

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Composting Workshop with UCCE OC Master Gardeners

Join a presentation with UCCE OC Master Gardener Greg Stevenson, a compost expert. He will cover the basics of traditional composting and vermicomposting (use of earthworms).

Saturday, July 20
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

IRWD Sand Canyon Multi-Purpose Room
15600 Sand Canyon Ave., Irvine
Event is free; registration is required.